Crystal Palace secured their passage into the quarter-final of the FA Cup by beating Doncaster Rovers 2-0 at the Keepmoat Stadium.
The Eagles’ victory was guaranteed after goals from Jeffrey Schlupp and Max Meyer as they avoided a potential banana skin.
Rovers are challenging for the play-offs in League One this season but Palace showed their class to edge through.
One of the standout performers for Palace was Max Meyer.
Eyebrows were raised during the summer when Roy Hodgson managed to lure the highly-rated Schalke man to Selhurst Park.
According to talkSport, Meyer was targeted by Marseille, Arsenal and Liverpool before Palace eventually swooped.
At times during the current season, it has been evident why one of those bigger clubs didn’t follow up their interest.
The 23-year-old has struggled to adapt to life in England, starting just 10 league games for the Eagles.
The physicality of the division has perhaps caught Meyer cold but his talent is undeniable.
Yesterday in South Yorkshire, Meyer demonstrated his quality.
The Eagles supporters who have perhaps been a little underwhelmed with his form now have an idea of what the maestro is capable of.
Operating as part of a midfield three, he was comfortable in possession and netted a well-taken goal just prior to the interval.
It was perhaps his ball retention that was most the most pleasing aspect of the performance.
According to Who Scored, Meyer finished the game with a pass success rate of 83% and also finished with three successful tackles.
Doing it against lesser opposition is one thing but supporters, and his boss, will now want to see more during their league campaign.
Yesterday’s performance will do wonders for Meyer’s confidence and offers a timely reminder of the quality which he can bring to the Premier League.